University of Wisconsin–Madison

Personal Digital Certificates – UW Digital ID

Who’s who on the Internet? Be sure with a UW Digital ID.

In a time of Internet fraud and spoofing, a Digital ID can reassure you about the sources of email and sensitive documents. Like a passport, a Digital ID is an official way of validating who is who on the Internet. It enables you to verify that the email and documents you send and receive are from the real authors.

Benefits of a digital ID

A digital ID:

  • Helps others know that you are who you say you are
  • Stops anyone from using your account
  • Can prevent snoopers from reading messages in transit
  • Protects your computer in case it is stolen

UW-Madison has licensed software for Digital IDs that is easy to install and use. Best of all, use of the software is FREE!